Caring for your jewelry and James & Sons® Fine Jewelers

When you value something, you do everything you can to take good care of it. For passionate jewelry enthusiasts, this couldn’t be truer. Jewelry is one of our most intimate and cherished valuables, and understanding how to care for and protect your treasured pieces can make a significant difference in maintaining its beauty and keeping your pieces stunning for years. At James & Sons® Fine Jewelers, we’re here to show you how to properly care for your precious jewels and gems to maintain their shine and brilliance for years to come.

When you wear jewelry regularly, various substances like soaps and lotions can cause dirt and grime to collect, and your skin’s natural oils can cause oil to build up. Even when you are not wearing your pieces, they can collect dust and dirt. Because of this, jewelry requires proper care and treatment for its longevity so that it can be enjoyed for years or handed down to future generations without losing their shine and sparkle.

You can clean your jewelry at home by using a soft brush, water, and soap, or by using readymade jewelry cleaners. You can also seek services of a professional jeweler to keep jewelry clean. Jewelry should be stored individually in a soft cloth pouch or plastic zip-lock bags to ensure that a piece of jewelry or gemstone should not scratch other pieces. You should not wear jewelry while doing heavy work, housework, or gardening to avoid scratches to the gems and metals. Chlorine bleach, hair spray, or other chemicals can severely discolor and damage your jewelry and their settings, so it’s best to avoid contact.

Fine jewelry is a precious possession that is designed and crafted to last generations, but proper care is required to assure the lasting qualities of your jewelry. Visit one of our James & Sons® Fine Jewelers locations to speak with our experts about how to clean and maintain your exquisite and beloved jewelry. We look forward to your visit!

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